• Dr. Terry Johnson

    Dr. Terry Johnson grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, prior to earning a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University. After attending veterinary school at Kansas State University, he began practice in Edgerton, WI, until he established the Chalet Veterinary Clinic in Stoughton in 1980. He and his wife Karen have three children- Elizabeth (Chris), Kristen, and Phillip and two rescue dogs, Chloe and Lilly. The Johnson's enjoy traveling to see their grandson Grant and spend time with him as he grows so quickly! They also enjoy UW sports as well as visits to the Caribbean veterinary practice Dr. Johnson joined in 1984.

  • Dr.
    Cynthia Culham

    Dr.Cynthia Culham is a fourth generation veterinarian. The Culham veterinarians have been practicing in Stoughton for over a hundred years. She earned her DVM from UW Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Prior to entering veterinary school Dr. Culham lived in Vermont and had a career in cancer research. She and her husband Tim, have two children, Max and Meryl. She enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She has one Labrador Retriever, Duke.

  • Dr. Claire DeChristina

    Dr. Claire DeChristina lives with her family and pets on a farmette just outside of Stoughton. Originally from Chicago, Dr. D moved to Wisconsin in the late 70's. After working in industry for several years, she attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin, graduating in 1988. Her kinship with animals began early in life with her menagerie of pets including dogs, guinea pigs, doves & pigeons, mice and hamsters. Becoming involved with showing and breeding dogs as an adult moved her into the field of veterinary medicine. (Besides, her husband said she couldn't have a horse until she went to vet school.) Her current menagerie includes a horse, 2 Portuguese water dogs, 6 cats, an elderly ring-necked dove, and 3 rescue fish. In addition to caring for them and her family Dr. D's passions include needlework, gardening, hiking and camping.

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  • "Dr DeChristina seems to have a real gift with felines and I enjoy taking my kitty Haley to see her when it's time for a yearly check-up. Thanks Dr D for your tender care!"
    Lucy H.

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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